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Summer Library Hours

Good News!  During the summer the library @ Whittier Elementary School will be open on Wednesday's from 10:00am until 2:00pm on June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10 and 17. Whittier families are invited and encouraged to use the library to support their student in library usage and the usage of LEXIA to support students' reading goals. Parents must accompany and supervise their children when they come to use the library and are only to be in the main hallway outside the office area and the library as the school is being deep cleaned in preparation for the 2019-2020 school year beginning August 19. 

Please note that unless a student is enrolled in the summer school program, they should not be playing on school property until summer school ends @ 3:30pm. 

SLCSD Title 1 Summer School Program @ Whittier Elementary

SLCSD Title 1 Summer School Program @ Whittier Elementary is open for registration. Please complete and turn-in the SLCSD Summer School Program registration application no later than May 23, 2019. These can be picked up at the school.

  • June 10 – July 18 (Summer School Program will not be in session on July 4) 

  • Monday through Thursday, 8:00-3:00pm. Parents are responsible for getting their students to and from the SLCSD Title 1 Summer School Program.

  • Available to incoming students in grades 1-6 (on a first come first serve basis) 

  • Enrollment is capped @ 65 students (due to transportation constraints) 

  • Students will participate in scheduled field trips and special events that take place beyond the actual school premises which will entail walking to nearby parks and taking school buses to points of local interest. Students need to be check in at the program by 12:00pm to participate in the scheduled field trip for the afternoon. 

  • $10 Non-refundable registration fee (due at the time of registration) 

  • $60 Tuition 

  • If you have questions contact Whittier’s After School Program Coordinator @ (801) 481-4846, ext 125 or Community Educations main office at (801) 578-8275.

Registration Information for the 2019 - 2020 School Year

Dear Whittier Family:

We hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer break. Welcome back to a new and exciting school year! We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new students and their families as well as to our returning students and their families. The staff at Whittier Elementary are looking forward to working with you and your children this year. We are also looking forward to this year being full of developing new friendships, new learning experiences and new discoveries.

Beginning August 1, 2019, an online-registration link will be placed on the front page of Whittier Elementary School’s website, http://whittier.slcschools.org/. This link will direct you to online registration.

Your student’s ID number and registration pin number will be mailed to you that last week of July. Please keep this letter so you have the information you need when you begin the registration process.

  1. If you are a returning student, you will need this information to log in.
  2. All students that are new to Whittier Elementary WILL REGISTER AS A NEW STUDENT. They will receive their ID number and registration pin number during in-person registration on August 6, 7 and 8.

It is important to fill out the registration information carefully. Please make sure that all information is correct (current telephone numbers, current address, current email, current emergency contact information, etc.) The information you provide is vital for us to be able to communicate with you for regular school communication and in case of an emergency. We are asking that you provide more than one emergency contact in order to readily facilitate student safety should an emergency situation arise.

All students (new and returning) must complete the online registration process. Once you have completed online registration, please print, sign, date, and bring the signature form with you during in-person registration (see dates below). The school signature form is the last screen as you complete online registration.

  • August 6th from 8:30am-12:30pm
  • August 7th from 11:30am-3:30pm
  • August 8th from 3:00pm-7:00pm.

Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions. Whittier’s office summer hours begin August 5, 2019 from 9:00am-3:00pm.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT AUGUST 15 FROM 5:00-7:00pm

Along with shopping for school supplies and adopting earlier bedtimes, back-to-school night is an important ritual marking the beginning of the new school year. On this night, you will meet your child’s teacher. They’ll share information about their teaching style and methodology and how they grade. You’ll find out what projects they’ll be working on and about field trips that will enhance their learning.

Your child’s teacher might be a little nervous about meeting all the parents, even if they’ve done this twenty times before. Arrive with a friendly smile and introduce yourself. If you know each other already, say hello and refresh their memory as to your name and who your child is. Teachers meet lots of parents throughout the year and may not remember your name, although they may recognize your face. 

We are looking forward to seeing all our parents on August 15 from 5:00-7:00pm in a meet-and-greet informal open house setting. Please note that at 6:30 pm, the annual Title I Parent Meeting will be held in the library. All are invited.

WHITTIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DRESS CODE

Whittier Elementary School Dress Code / School Uniform

  • Colors include tan/khaki, red, white, navy blue and black. Tops must be a different color than bottoms.
  • Socks and tights should also be a solid dress code color.
  • Logos are permitted. The size of the logo must fit under a quarter.
  • Decorations/embellishments must also be solid dress code colors.
  • *Official Whittier Elementary School shirts.

*Official Whittier Elementary School shirts include those of clubs and organizations directly affiliated with Whittier Elementary School; where membership or participation is available for all students, or all students of a particular grade level, i.e., Whittier Elementary School PTA shirts, Chess Club, Ballet West, etc.

+1 Campaign

This year, the Whittier PTA and ELP Steering Committees want to encourage you to think "+1" any time you are purchasing clothing for your own child.  Find a good back-to-school sale on uniform items? Consider buying one extra piece of clothing or one extra outfit that you can donate.  Are the seasons changing and your child has outgrown a few items that are still in good shape?  Think Whittier first. We will have a bin located in the main office where you can drop off these new (or gently used) uniform items throughout the school year.  Together, our efforts can make a big difference for the children in our Whittier community! 

Whittier T-shirts

PTA is selling t-shirts. Get your school pride on! Stop by the office for an order form or see a PTA member. Thanks for supporting Whittier Elementary.

Students' Safety and Security at School

SLCSD has provided cameras and “buzz-in” entry at all district schools. Our school regularly has drills for crisis situations, including school violence drills. We are constantly re-examining all aspects of campus safety.  We will make changes that provide extra security for our students.Please contact Dr. P if you see something that can be changed to improve school safety and security: gregory.proffit@slcschools.org

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